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Grilled Chicken Caesar

Total time 18 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups salad mixture and 3 ounces chicken)
Make your favorite restaurant salad at home with this easy grilled chicken caesar recipe. A simple rub and an easy dressing make this main dish salad come together in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package ready-to-eat romaine salad
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup plain croutons

Nutrition Information

  • calories 289
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 8.3 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 33.8 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 2.9 mg
  • sodium 429 mg
  • calcium 186 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well, and set aside.

  2. Prepare grill or broiler. Place chicken strips on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  3. Combine buttermilk and next 6 ingredients (buttermilk through garlic) in a large bowl; stir well. Add romaine salad, tomatoes, and croutons; toss gently to coat. Spoon salad mixture onto each of 4 plates, and top with chicken strips.

  4. Note: Substitute 12 cups sliced romaine lettuce for 1 (10-ounce) package ready-to-eat romaine salad, if desired.